While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Sept 8 edition

Lost hiker found after 45-hour search by more than 200 police, NParks and PUB officers

 A 76-year-old man who lost his way while hiking was found near Upper Peirce Reservoir on Monday (Sept 7 ) afternoon after a 45-hour search by the authorities.

Mr Ng Kang Leng planned to walk from Dairy Farm Road towards MacRitchie Reservoir - his first time doing so - on Saturday afternoon.

After he lost his bearings, he called the police for help at about 6.50pm, but was unable to give specific details of his whereabouts.


Gazans, Moroccans pay tribute to Aylan with sand sculpture

Palestinians paid tribute to the tiny boy who drowned while fleeing the Syrian war by building a sand sculpture of him on Monday on a beach in the Gaza Strip.

The sculpture measuring a few metres in length depicts three-year-old Aylan Kurdi in the same position and with red and blue clothing like he wore when his lifeless body was found last week.

Aylan's body was photographed lying face down in the sand near Bodrum, one of Turkey's prime tourist resorts, in a bleak image that rapidly went viral on social media.


Britain's PM David Cameron says UK drone strike killed British ISIS fighters in Syria

Britain has killed two of its own nationals who had been fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group (ISIS) and plotting attacks on British soil, in its first air strike in Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.

Despite not having a parliamentary mandate to take military action in Syria, Mr Cameron told lawmakers that, as an act of self-defence, Briton Reyaad Khan had been targeted and killed in a precision drone strike in the country.

Mr Cameron said the strike was carried out by a British Royal Air Force (RAF) remotely-piloted aircraft in August and that two people travelling with the man, including another Briton, Ruhul Amin, were also killed.


Pope Francis reforms Roman Catholic marriage annulment procedures

Pope Francis has reformed the Roman Catholic Church's cumbersome procedures for marriage annulments, a decision keenly awaited by many couples around the world who have divorced and remarried outside the Church.

The Vatican said on Monday that the pope had written a document known as a Motu Proprio, Latin for "by his own initiative", that changes the way Catholics get annulments.

The details of the document, which is expected to streamline and simplify the procedure, will be released on Tuesday at a Vatican news conference.


Football: Prince Ali says Fifa leaders knew of corruption

Prince Ali bin al Hussein, who led a challenge against Sepp Blatter this year, hit out on Monday at Fifa leaders' links to corruption ahead of his entry into the Fifa presidential race.

The Jordanian prince is expected to declare his candidacy on Wednesday in Amman, according to sources close to the former Fifa vice-president.

Standing as a reform candidate, the prince lost to Mr Blatter in an election in May, just two days after the arrest of seven Fifa officials in Zurich.